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Old 06-10-07, 11:56 PM
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Storing my bike in the trunk

Hi all, is it OK to store a bike in car's trunk over the summer? Nothing will happen to the bike?

I am gonna be leaving Houston for 2 months, I am not taking my vintage Shwinn Worldsport (excellent mechanical condition, no rust, got it dirt cheap on garage sale) with me, so I took off both wheels (quick release FTW) and stuffed frame with wheels in the gigantic trunk of our 2001 Dodge Intrepid. The car is not going to be driven, just will sit there in covered parking. Why I put the bike in it is because my Dad doesn't want it to occupy space in our small apartment.
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Old 06-11-07, 06:35 AM
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My biggest worry is that the seat would get a permanent impression of whatever it is smooshed up against.
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The car ... will sit there in covered parking.
No prob, so long as it isn't left out in the sun.

Even up north it can get HOT in a trunk, causing lube to melt and run and rubber to degrade.
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Thanks for responses! I went and repositioned frame so that seat hangs in the air, supported by pedal and plastic water bottle under the frame. Not sure how good it will hold up, but even if seat touches anyhting, it won't be pressured very hard. It is a brand new gel seat.

It will get blazingly hot in the trunk anyway...maybe not as bad as in direct sun, but still very, very hot. So if the rubber will degrade (tires/brake shoes, maybe cable housings) - I will replace it. Not a good idea to ride on 15+year old tires, but I have rode them for 150 miles over the week, they were fine
And lube...oh well, wanted to relube it anyway
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